Founding anniversary of Lao People’s Army marked

20/01/2019

VGP - A ceremony to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the Lao People’s Army (January 20, 1949 - January 20, 2019) was held in Ha Noi.

The event was attended by Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang.

In his speech at the event, Deputy Defense Minister PhanVan Giang said on the occasion of the LPA’s anniversary, high-ranking leaders of the two armies have made important mutual visits, contributing to enhancing the trust and the special ties between the countries. 

He expressed his firm belief that under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the LPA will gain even greater accomplishments in the cause of national construction and defense, for the sake of peace and stability in the region and the world.

Lao Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane recalled the establishment of the Lao People’s Army (LPA) under the leadership of Kaysone Phomvihane on January 20, 1949, and the heroic battles that the Lao People’s Army (LPA) has fought since its foundation. 

He stressed that at present, the LPA is implementing important and decisive missions in national defence and construction. 

The ambassador noted that the LPA has been strengthening cooperation with the Viet Nam People’s Army. The two sides have regularly exchange delegations at high levels, including ambassadorial level. 

He expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to friendly countries and international organizations, especially the Viet Nam People’s Army, for their great support and assistance for Laos over the past time. 

The event was held by the Lao Embassy, aims to enhance mutual trust and the traditional relationship, solidarity and friendship between the people and armies of the two nations./. 

By Vien Nhu

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